Intellectual Property Rights Protection: A Case Study of Infringement on Movie Copyrights in Thailand

  • นิติ ถาวรวณิชย์
  • พนิดา ชินสุวพลา
Keywords: Movies, copyright infringement, intellectual property, protection


The main objective of this research was to investigate problems in the implementation of intellectual property right protection of movies in Thailand. In- depth interview of key informants were conducted for data collection. The findings pointed out that the implementation of law on copyright infringement was ineffective due mainly to inactive operations of government officials. It was suggested that intellectual property rights should be regarded as a National Agenda. Copyright owners need to seriously participate in the protection and continuous raiding. The government should take active measures against pirate activities, create a fair competition among legal businesses and build good moral traits among its people to understand the impact of copyright infringement.


Download data is not yet available.


Intellectual Property Dept., Ministry of Commer (2555). International IP Law. [online] Available from : docman &task=cat_view&gid=694&Itemid=160. (April 21, 2558).
Kuanpoj, Jakkrit. (2545). International Law regarding Copyrights, Patent and Trademartks. 3rd ed. Bangkok: Nittitham.
Hemarachata, Chaiyos. (2549). Explanation on Copyright Laws. 4th ed. Bangkok: Nititham.
Supapolsiri, Tatchai. (2544). Copyritht Law Together with Copyright Act BE. 2537. 3rd ed. Bangkok: Nititham.
Research articles